Phoenix Project

Whilst working on hat patterns I have been doing other things, including a fair bit of crochet. This has included digging out some small crochet squares that I made last year whilst on holiday. The idea had been to make a blanket from squares crocheted at different stages of our travels through France, Spain and Portugal. … More Phoenix Project

On the Toon…

Last week we spent a few days in Newcastle upon Tyne visiting friends and, for Paolo a conference, and for me some cheese and yarn shopping. I rather like Newcastle, it so different now compared to the Newcastle I visited in the 1980s when most British cities were pretty grim. I like the fact that … More On the Toon…

Allotting…

This was our first fine sunny spring weekend so we took the opportunity to do some much overdue tasks at the allotment. Saturday was clearing out the shed, planting the broad beans and some general tidying up, including clearing out the pond a bit. Sunday was clearing out the compost heaps, my least favourite and … More Allotting…